Sirsi Dam or Sirsi Waterfall is located about 45 km from Mirzapur. The dam is a well built water storage facility and is located close to the Tanda Falls. The site is considered beautiful because the water falls from a considerable height. The natural surroundings and green fauna make a visit an enriching experience.
Tanda Falls in Mirzapur is one of the most scenic picnic spots in the region. The natural water stream and water reservoir are major tourist attractions because of their peaceful atmosphere and abundant beauty.
The waterfall is easily accessible by road and lies approximately 14 km south of the main city of Mirzapur. During rainy seasons, the natural flora and fauna are at its peak. The falls offer a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Kal Bhairav Temple is an old temple located southwest of Vindhyachal city. It is dedicated to Shri Kaal Bhairav, also known as Kshetrapal, who is regarded as the guardian of the temple. The sites attract hordes of devotees during the religious festivals.
The Bhairav Kund or pond next to the temple is considered holy. The water is also believed to have medicinal properties and is much sought out by the visitors who believe in natural therapies.
The Meja Dam in Mirzapur is famous for its rich fauna. The site is also popular among birdwatchers that flock here to study the several varieties of migratory and residential birds. Situated about 50 km away from Mirzapur, the reservoir is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
The Pakka Ghat is a magnificent sandstone structure with fine engravings. The ghat itself is very scenic and the temple situated adds a mystic quality to the entire area. The elaborate structure that has a wide stairway leading down to the waterway is often visited by monks and temple worshippers.
The Chunar Fort is an ancient and famous fort located in Chunar. It was constructed during the 16th century by Maharaja Vikramaditya, the King of Ujjain for his brother Raja Bharthari. Legend has it that Raja Bharthari died and took Mahasamadhi in this fort.
Much later, during the Mughal era, it was visited by Babur, the founder of Mughal dynasty in India. Over time, it changed several hands and was captured by the British East India Company and used as a depot for their arms and ammunition.
The fort is a solid structure that stands on a rock overlooking the Ganges. Due to the steep slope, the rocky fort is practically impregnable. This is probably why it survived attacks over the years.
Jhoolanotsava or swing festival is dedicated to the Hindu Gods and is celebrated in the three main temples in the region, the Shree Dwarkadheesh Temple, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati Temple and Kunj Bhuwan. Several worshippers throng the site of these three temples during this time. It is usually held during summer months.
Narghat lies on the banks of Mirzapur city. As per historical records, a tank named Narain used to lie at the spot, but it was later engulfed by the river. After that the present Narghat was used as a jetty for the cargo barges on which various products were loaded for nearby cities. It was used for trade years ago and still contains old inscriptions and prices in English, Persian and Hindi on its old stone pillars.
The Kantit Mela is one of the prominent melas celebrated by locals and tourists. The mela is a symbol of universal brotherhood. People from all walks of life come to celebrate the spirit of joy and happiness.
The Lohandi Mela is the time when locals and devotees visit an old Hanuman temple 2 km south of the city. During the festivities, the temple is beautifully decorated with light or diyas. The mela or fair is held during kartik purnima and all Saturdays in the month of Saawan (the Hindu month of rain). A big fair is arranged where various eatables, clothes and religious memorabilia are sold.
The Ojhala Mela is the name of a famous fair held at Mirzapur. The fair is named after the Ojhala river which runs near it. Ojhala is also the present name of the river which was earlier called Ujjvala. The mela is held every year and is visited by both tourists and locals.
This natural waterfall gets its name from Siddhnath Baba who used to meditate here. The site is a popular getaway spot for locals and tourists. Furthermore, people also come here to study the old rock paintings and carvings. The ancient rock site and the waterfall have been in existence since time immemorial. Across the waterfall lies the Samadhi of Siddhnath Baba.
The Kajari Mahotsava is one of the most famous festivals of Mirzapur. The festival pays homage to Kajali, the daughter of King Kantit who used to sing lovely songs dedicated to the husband she could never meet during her life.
Although the festival has taken on a modern touch in these days, the locals still hold on to the old story of the beautiful princess who sang sad love songs in the memory of her husband whom she loved deeply.